Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Sweater Is Finally Done!


Back in April I showed you a picture of a sweater that I was knitting for Kaefer for her 17th birthday. Well, her birthday was in April, but of course, the sweater wasn't finished by then. I was a bit over optimistic about how long it indeed takes to knit a sweater.

Yesterday was the big day, when I weaved in the last tail of the beautiful yarn. The sweater was finished, done!! More than a month after her birthday, but my girl was happy. It fits her perfectly. I still need to block it, though, but that is quickly done.


Kaefer's sweater turned out a bit different than the picture in the pattern, but I followed the instructions to a T, so I guess the picture was just of a differently knitted model. I would have preferred the wider neckline and so would Kaefer, but we actually like our result as well.

I love the pattern! We call it the wavy pattern; it looks more complicated than it is. It was actually pretty easy, you just have to be careful and count the rows.


The first sweater I knitted after a very long time. My next projects will be socks, hats, toys...

I also will take a break from my blog for some time. I usually do that in the summer, and I feel that I really need a break right now. The last few months have been intense.

See you all in a few weeks again! Enjoy the summer!


17 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

just gorgeous, love the colour and the pattern. Well done!

Laurie said...

It's beautiful Carola!

Laurie said...

Oh, I meant to say, also, have a great summer. You will be missed. I'll see you when you come back.

Elephant's Child said...

Love that jumper.
Enjoy your break. You will be missed.

Tinna Sjoeberg said...

Na super, nun bin ich ich wieder da, gehst Du vondannen :))
Der Pulli sieht klasse aus, das Muster und die Farbe gefällt mir sehr.
Wünsche Dir eine wunderschöne Blogpause, erhol Dich gut und mach immer schön ein Ding nach dem anderen :)

Liebe Grüße
Tinna ✐

Monika + Bente said...

Hach, ich erinnere mich natürlich - er ist wunderschön geworden, ich liebe ja dieses besondere Muster sehr.

Sollte er bei der Wäsche einlaufen - ich habe nur XS *grins*

Liebe Grüße und ein langes Leben für diesen tollen Geburtstagspullover - Monika

seabluelens said...

The sweater is beautiful and I love that stitch. Enjoy your break - summer is a great time to take one.

Autumn M said...

have a wonderful break, but i did want to say that it looks wonderful. those 'wavy' stitches are very impressive to behold. grats!

EG CameraGirl said...

The pattern looks a bit complicated. I'm not surprised it took you a while to knit. It's very pretty!

Cheri said...

Love the texture of that sweater! I don't knit and you can't do that with crochet. Enjoy your breaks!

Jody and Stan said...

So Beautiful!
Jody

Maria Ontiveros said...

See you when you return!
Rinda

see you there! said...

What a beautiful sweater! I'm doing small things (hats, scarves, socks) in preparation for the winter holidays. Have to start early as I'm not a fast knitter.

Enjoy your break.

Darla

Jeanne said...

I think it is wonderful that you finished and the end result of lovely. A little late shouldn't matter. A lovely gift

Chandra Eswaran said...

Great color and patterns! I am reminded of my belated mother, who knit a sweater and a hat for each one of her grandchildren, and also for her children. It is a great art form/hobby and I am so happy you are doing it, Carola.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Friko said...

A really lovely item, I bet Kaefer will love to wear it.

Have a wonderful summer.

Bethany Carson said...

The sweater is *beautiful*!! You did some great work!